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D-link-dcs-942l.33187877
8.3 out of 10

D-Link DCS-942L

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-942L

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Overall 4
4.0

Good product...but....

Couldn't get it to work, Staples
26 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I couldn't get it to work with my windows 8 os......the installation site kept telling me I needed Java. .....tried to download java.....wouldn't download...so I'm not sure if it was me bing a dummy..
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Overall 4
4.0

The camera quality is what you would expect for the ...

DANNY D., Amazon
1 July 2014
  • Summary: The camera quality is what you would expect for the price. If you are planning to use Android or Windows, their software is ok (take note, OK, not good). If you will use this using MAC/APPLE, their software (D-Link) is NOT user-friendly. If you will use this on IPhone, Ipod or Ipad, think before you buy and look at the Apple App Store reviews for the app.
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Overall 4
4.0

Yada Yada Yada

PJDSR, Amazon
24 June 2014
  • Summary: Good picture, but same issues as all the other models, proprietary software and you have to username and password every camera whcih is a pain in the neck. It's a shame they didnt' make a good software package because they would have the best line available for home consumers. They are as close to plug and play as you can get, but the software ruins all that joy.
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Overall 4
4.0

I thought the setup was going to be easy.

JACOB HARTLE, Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: This camera seemed promising at first. I went through all the steps that the setup wizard said. For the life of me it would not connect to the dlink site for me to make an account. Turns out I had to log in to my router and set up port forwarding for the camera to connect to the site so I could set up an account. I am not very computer savy, so it took me forever to just figure out how the heck to Port Forward something.
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Overall 4
4.0

It works, but took buggy setup and narrow view angle

gadget guru, Amazon
20 December 2013
  • Summary: I was looking for a wireless camera to monitor my front door, which is well sheltered from the elements. I wanted something simple that didn't need constant access to a hard drive for recording so I liked the thought of it recording to the onboard micro SD card. PROS: 1. Good image quality (although brightness and contrast had to be adjusted. 2. Can easily view from my phone via free mydLink app. 3. Can view from any computer on mydLink web site. 4.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mac Users Be Forewarned

MG, Amazon
27 August 2013
  • Summary: These appear to be reasonable cameras with fairly good resolution given the low cost. The mydlink system is, however, a complete nightmare for Mac users. There is very sketchy advice and troubleshooting for Macs and the Java runtime environment repeatedly fails making it impossible to see what your camera records. Add to that a pretty shoddy iPhone app and you have a nice camera recording footage you cannot see.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad customer support

Jeremy Yablan, Amazon
21 August 2013
  • Summary: Motion detection didn't work. It never saw real motion, but when nothing was moving it sent emails. Maybe it's a ghost detection device? I contacted customer support and they ignored me. No response. Ever. At least I have a ticket number! You know what they can do with that...
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice features IF they worked on setup

Heretic617, Staples
2 June 2012
  • Excerpt: The camera would be 5 star IF it workd as it was supposed to. Unfortunatly, there are bugs in the firmware still. I set it up, configured it easily, and then upgraded the firmware which broke the camera. Had to hard rest it, flash the firmware again (after reading online forums) and re-configure it and it's still unable to record to the built in microSD slot. I got sick of messing with the thing and left it simply emailing me the video clips on motion detect for now.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Needs better tech. support.

Ron the Dog, Staples
5 May 2012
  • Excerpt: D-Link has terrible tech. support no one was able to help resolve my problem. Not compatible with IE 9 or Foxfire 12.0. This product is worthless and I would not recommend it.
  • Pros: Nothing observed
  • Cons: Hard To Use, Inefficient, Poor night vision, Unreliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Product/ Incompetent Tech Support

Price to Value Consumer "Price to Value Consumer", Amazon
17 February 2012
  • Summary: This is a great camera! Clarity of picture/video is great. Stylish and once set up it function as advertised. However, even for a fairly tech savvy person like myself I had questions beyond the manual and called in for help. Spent about a total of 5 hours with support. I can say that DLINK has incompetent tech support. Repeatedly the had to refer to internal documents as they did not know the answers right away.
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